- Cliffs of Moher
The spectacular Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences and tourist attractions, towering over the West County Clare coast. Rising out of the Atlantic waters to a height of over 700 feet at O’Brien’s Tower and running along the coast of Clare for almost 8 miles, these are a must-see destination.
2. The Guinness Storehouse
From the Guinness Academy, learning how to pour the perfect pint to a one-off experience of getting to print a selfie on top of your pint of Guinness. Or if you feel like going the extra mile there are VIP premium packages such as the connoisseur experience where you truly get the Behind the Scenes of the Guinness Storehouse. Learning the history alongside of this and located so close to Dublin City Centre this is a must for all the Guinness lovers!
3. Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
Known to be one of Ireland’s most beautiful visitor’s destinations this must be on your to do list! Known to still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul and the only fees are car parking charges! The monuments and lakes are accessible all year round, the perfect family getaway!
4. Coney Island, Co. Sligo
This is a must see, filled with amazing empty beaches, friendly locals, and old stone walls. The island is 1 ½ miles long by ¾ mile across is accessible by boat from the pier at Rosses Point, with the most popular route by Cummeen Strand when the tide is out.
5. Center Parcs, Co. Longford
Nestled in 400 acres of beautiful forest only 5 kilometres from Ballymahon Co. Longford this is the perfect family get away. With so many activities for adults and kids, and plenty of restaurants and accommodation this is the perfect staycation.
6. Kildare Village Shopping Trip, Co. Kildare
Because everyone deserves a treat! A day out in Kildare Village…just what the doctor ordered. Kildare Village is home to over 100 boutiques, enough to have something for the whole family! With stunning restaurants and lots of parking why not take a day trip and treat yourself!
7. Emerald Park, Co. Meath
Ireland’s only theme park and zoo located in the heart of Co. Meath. Just a 30-minute drive from Dublin and something for the whole family to enjoy this is the perfect day away or staycation for the holidays! Filled with amazing attractions, playgrounds galore, shows and entertainment, a junior area and a zoo which is home to over 250 animals!!
8. Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
With the town steeped in history this is the perfect place to visit on the holidays. It is recommended to take a walk through the village and discover all the interesting building it has to offer, the Costello Chapel, believed to be the smallest chapel in Europe. Carrick on Shannon is also known as ‘the marina capital of Ireland’ with the Marina being another attractive focal point of the town. So, with lots to see and learn why not take a trip to Carrick on Shannon!
9. Cavan Burren Park, Co. Cavan
A stunning prehistoric park located in the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark in West Cavan. It has recently been transformed into an amazing accessible prehistoric park with five looped walking trails. It also includes a toilet and car parking facilities as well as a brand-new interpretative centre. The perfect family get away.
10. The Howth Cliff Walk
This is a stunning walk with 5 trails, and you can get a DART directly from Dublin City Centre to Howth where the trail kicks off. The trails vary in difficulty so you can choose which trail you want to take! When you have finished this stunning walk there are also lots to do in the village of Howth so why not make a day out of it! This tends to be one of the most popular hikes around Dublin, so we recommend being early to avoid the crowds.